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Founded in 1804, Jefferson, New Jersey is located in Morris County, and was named for President Thomas Jefferson. With a population of nearly 20,000 residents, the township is a thriving community located just under an hour’s drive from New York City and thirty minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Residents enjoy the township’s lakes and the variety of outdoor activities and recreation that attract residents and visitors alike.
Jefferson Township is home to several lakes which are available to the public and offer numerous water activities, such as fishing, swimming, water skiing, and boating. The area is sometimes called the “Year Round Recreational Capital”, and many visitors find themselves coming back each year. The Jefferson Township lakes are: Lake Hopatcong, Lake Shawnee, Lake Stockholm, Lake Swannanoa, Lake Forest, Lake Winona, & Cozy Lake.
Jefferson is big on community and there are several organizations and community groups for residents of all ages to join. From classes to sports programs, there are activities for people of all ages. The Jefferson Township public school system offers a top quality education, and serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Residents can travel by either car, bus or train to larger cities in the area. As Jefferson is located just over a half hour from Philadelphia and less than an hour from New York City, many residents commute to work in the city, or they work in several of the larger businesses within the community.
There is a variety of real estate available in Jefferson, ranging from small condos to larger single-family homes, and the price range varies, as well. Whether looking for new construction or an older, family home, there is something for nearly any buyer in Jefferson.
Developments In Jefferson Township NJ
1) Water's Edge-
Water's Edge Homes- Oak Ridge - Jefferson NJ
Water's Edge Community lies in the heart of Oak Ridge- Jefferson. It has great location and is very close to everything Jefferson has to offer. The homes in Waters Edge are three and four bedroom homes. Most homes have 2 car garages and most have basements. The development was built in different stages in the 1990's and the style of the homes are Colonials. This development also has public utilities which makes this development more appealing to home owners whom which to avoid septic and wells.
2) Berkshire Ridge-
Berkshire Ridge Townhomes, Oak Ridge, Jefferson, NJ
Berkshire Ridge is a townhome community located in Oak Ridge / Milton in Morris County, NJ. There are approximately 215 townhomes in the complex which was built between 1987 and 1989. Berkshire Ridge offers units that range in size from approximately 900 to 1,600 square foot, not including basements. Models include the Ashley, Breton, Cambrian, Dakota, and Eden 1 &2. The Ashley is a 1 bedroom, 1 full bath with a 1-car garage and basement. The Breton is a 2 bedroom, 2 full bath, multi-level unit with a 1-car garage and no basement. The Cambrian is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, with a 1-car garage and no basement. The Dakota is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, multi-level end unit with a 2-car garage and basement. The Eden is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath, multi-level end unit with a 2-car garage and basement and features a 1st floor master bedroom and 2nd floor den. Some of the basements are walk-out or daylight basements. Berkshire Ridge has a wonderful location in the heart of Oak Ridge and is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The development is a condominium or condo association. This development offers an outdoor pool and tennis courts. Great development for easy living.
3) The Peaks-
The Peaks- Lake Hopatcong NJ- Jefferson Township 07849 NJ.
The Peaks is a development of 4 Bedroom 2-3 bath 2 car garage Colonial built homes in Lake Hopatcong NJ. This development has public water and private sewer. Private Sewer is a seperate fee. This development has homes that range from 2400- 3500 square feet. The different models are The Crescent, The Highpoint, The Pinnacle, The Summiot, The Vista, The Zenith, The Lakeview, and The Meridian being the largest. The development is minutes away from Route 15 and Route 80.
4) White Rock Development- Jefferson Twp NJ
White Rock is a large diverse development of different style homes and square footage. This development does have public water and sewer and the homes were built mostly in the 1970's and 1980's. This development has ranches. bi-levels, and colonials style homes. The location of White Rock is centrally located and is very close to Rt23. Homes in white rock vary with property size and price.
5) Water Village- Lake Hopatcong NJ 07849
Water Village is a development built in the Lake Hopacong area of Jefferson Twp. These homes are all Colonial style and can be up to 4,000 square feet. Some of these homes are Lake Front homes on Lake Hopatcong in the development.( Power Boat Lake) Most Colonial homes have basements and are 4 bedroom homes.
Jefferson Township Golf
Bowling Green -
Located in the heart of Northern New Jersey, in Oak Ridge Jefferson Twp. Bowling Green is a return to the way that golf was meant to be: four hour rounds, expertly-maintained fairways and greens, walking any time, plus a relaxing and low-key family atmosphere.
If you have played courses in the northern New Jersey area that take too long to play, offer suspect conditioning, charge too much, force you into a golf cart, and are too demanding for the average player, then you need to visit Bowling Green. We will restore your faith in daily-fee golf.
Bowling Green is the Antidote to What Daily-Fee Golf in the Area Has Become
At over 6,800 from the back tees, Bowling Green will challenge the low-handicapper but is very player-friendly from one of the other four sets of tees. That's right, just like courses that cost considerably more, Bowling Green offers five sets of tees so that men, women, and juniors of any standard can enjoy the course—and play in four hours or less. Located in the heart of Oak Ridge Jefferson Twp. Directly off of Schoolhouse Road.
Berkshire Valley Golf Course-
Morris County - County Course
The Newest and most challanging courses Morris County has to offer. The course is off of Cozy Lake Road and was bulit a few years ago.